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a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime postal officials have attended the conference to generate new business despite paying millions of dollars to attend. >> but it must say important. >> speaking in front of hundreds of postal vendors, postmaster general patrick donahoe is looking toward technology to lead the postal service in the future. >> we think there is still plenty of growth opportunities because it's the most direct
played a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime postal officials have attended the conference to generate new business despite paying millions of dollars to attend. >> but it must say important. >> speaking in front of hundreds of postal vendors, postmaster general patrick donahoe is looking toward technology to lead the postal service in the future. >> we think there is still plenty of growth opportunities because it's the most direct way to reach a customers eye
much negative behavior. we talk about it. we complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of servi
complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of services for nearly all customers in california. the upgr
bills. >> that is agriculture, law enforcement, search and rescue, border patrol, coast guard... >> they are requiring law enforcement to require permits. they estimate the unmanned drone business could be worth $34 billion over the next few years. >>> ben bernanke is announcing the feds will continue to hold interest rates right where they are. they are likely to continue their debate on the cost of jaun tatetive easing -- quantitative easing and he will hold his conference shortly after 11:00 our time. >>> they could see twin kiss back on the shelves. they are paying $410 million for the brand-name recipes and 5 factories. it is up to the new owners to hire back the former hostess workers. >>> a former study links sugars to death. they have linked 180,000 deaths and of that number, 2 5,000 were americans. the data comes from the american beverage association but the story is more about sensationalism than science. >>> it is going to cost you a quarter to get paper bags in santa cruz. a countywide charge of 25 cents per gay bag is set to gush per bag is set to go into effect
, unmanned drones have many practical uses. they have introduced two bills. >> that is agriculture, law enforcement, search and rescue, border patrol, coast guard... >> they are requiring law enforcement to require permits. they estimate the unmanned drone business could be worth $34 billion over the next few years. >>> ben bernanke is announcing the feds will continue to hold interest rates right where they are. they are likely to continue their debate on the cost of jaun tatetive easing -- quantitative easing and he will hold his conference shortly after 11:00 our time. >>> they could see twin kiss back on the shelves. they are paying $410 million for the brand-name recipes and 5 factories. it is up to the new owners to hire back the former hostess workers. >>> a former study links sugars to death. they have linked 180,000 deaths and of that number, 2 5,000 were americans. the data comes from the american beverage association but the story is more about sensationalism than science. >>> it is going to cost you a quarter to get paper bags in santa c
to teachers. under the law they have to issue notices by march 15 but this bill pushes the date back so they have a better idea of their budget and don't send out more notices than necessary. >> they be to give -- they have to give it out before they know what the state will give them. >> however the california teachers association is opposed to this bill say it doesn't give teachers enough time to find new jobs. >>> time to start planning for the weekend, the temperature changes i am tracking and st. patrick's day. >> last seen alive in san jose, what police say witnesses may have seen that could solve this case. >> they lost their only child in the connecticut shooting, their plea for a solution to predict and prevent another tragedy. h
to include restaurants. officials say the goal of the law here is to keep plastic bags off of beaches to prevent polluting month ray bay. >>> governor jerry brown says he's come up with one way for courts to justify set budget cuts. california courts would charge $10 for each public record search. resulting in fewer courtrooms in use an higher fees. opponents say that such a move would restrict access to files the public has a right to view. >>> the u.s. senate passed a spending bill that will keep the government open through the end of september. it locks in $85 billion in spending cuts from the recent sequester. those will mean furloughs and cut backs. the measure goes to the house which is expected to approve it tomorrow then send it to president obama to prevent a government shutdown next week. >>> a bay area boy scout council has become the first in the country to call for the boy scouts to drop its policy banning openly gay adults and youth. a recent survey conducted by the council found that 65% of respondents wanted current membership polic
the politic. >> a 1995 federal law regulating lobbying carved out an exception for religious organizations. allowing them it avoid total disclosure. without disclosures, it's difficult to know who is lobbying local congressional leaders and what they want. >> it's a different set of rules, but it doesn't take away from the fact that the u.s. catholic church, the u.s. conference of bishops specifically is one of the bigger lobbying forces on capitol hill and they are involved in a variety of issues. >> tax exempt religious groups are prohibited from campaigning. the research group estimates the u.s. conference of bishops spent $26 million lobbying in one year. a figure the bishops would neither confirm nor deny. >> he spent 14 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. today we speak with an east bay man recently exonerated. why he is staying positive. >> surprising new findings on mars and why scientists may want to rethink calling it the red planet. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled
. >> the church needs to get out of the business of protecting priests, and get more into following the laws of reporting child abuse. >> the church treated abuse as a religious issue, but it's really a criminal issue. he told us, he's heard a lot of words from the church, but not a lot of concrete action. >> the pope is expected to meet with his predecessor, benedict xvi. the meeting is expected to take place just south of rome, where benedict has been living. at ktvu.com we have a tab dedicated to the pope's selection, including his first public address as pope, along with more local reaction. >>> we are learning new details tonight about the arrests made during last week's crime sweep in oakland. police tell us they arrested 17 people as part of the violence reduction program known as operation cease-fire. police believe most were gang members. those arrested are between 18 and 35 years old. most face charges related to having or using a gun as well as conspiracy to commit a crime. >>> fire investigators in antioch are trying to determine the cause of a house fire later today. it happened
of protecting priests, and get more into following the laws of reporting child abuse. >> the church treated abuse as a religious issue, but it's really a criminal issue. he told us, he's heard a lot of words from the church, but not a lot of concrete action. >> the pope is expected to meet with his predecessor, benedict xvi. the meeting is expected to take place just south of rome, where benedict has been living. at ktvu.com we have a tab dedicated to the pope's selection, including his first public address as pope, along with more local reaction. >>> we are learning new details tonight about the arrests made during last week's crime sweep in oakland. police tell us they arrested 17 people as part of the violence reduction program known as operation cease-fire. police believe most were gang members. those arrested are between 18 and 35 years old. most face charges related to having or using a gun as well as conspiracy to commit a crime. >>> fire investigators in antioch are trying to determine the cause of a house fire later today. it happened at h, and 4th streets just before 5:30 this eve
the law. >> a straight line measurement would be within a quarter mile but the way the court chose to measure, was the path on the road. >> reporter: charles christman was accused of committing a lewd act with a boy in 1989 and similar crimes from the early 80s. he spent time in prison and last month a judge ordered him to be released from a state hospital. christman's new home is the same place verse once lived in 2004. today the property owner defended his latest tenant. >> this guy is the most monitored guy in california. he has a gps. he has two security guards with him right now. i believe him to be safe or i wouldn't be doing this. >> reporter: the final say could still come from an appeals court. >>> san francisco police are detailing the charges against a man wanted in a bizarre incident involving a stolen cab and offer involved shooting. we obtained this booking photo tonight of 25-year-old peter russell. he's charged with carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the in influence. a man flagged down a cab, jumped into it and smashed the windshield. the ca
is expected in monterey county now the law sets claim -- lawsuits claim they have bad medical care and poor mental health facilities. >>> this controversial idea involves poke and one said that bike plan would be a disaster for local businesses. >>> you were covering a crash last time, how is that looking? >> it is looking okay and fortunately there are no major injuries and usually when a car flips over and rolls over a few times, the person just got out and stayed out of the car, it was a nice miracle and traffic is looking well. 880 looks good as you head out to the mcarthur maze and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is looking good but it looks a touch lighter than usual because of that crash upstream on carlson. now again it just surprises me nobody was injured and there is still a mess coming in from panola richmond let's go to steve. >>> already, thank -- all right thank you sal. weekend looks good, mostly sunny mild maybe even warmer by sunday and we have a weak system coming in and this looks like a one and a half and done, but the main area of dynamics that will not af
is expected in monterey county now the law sets claim -- lawsuits claim they have bad medical care and poor mental health facilities. >>> this controversial idea involves poke and one said that bike plan would be a disaster for local businesses. >>> you were covering a crash last time, how is that looking? >> it is looking okay and fortunately there are no major injuries and usually when a car flips over and rolls over a few times, the person just got out and stayed out of the car, it was a nice miracle and traffic is looking well. 880 looks good as you head out to the mcarthur maze and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is looking good but it looks a touch lighter than usual because of that crash upstream on carlson. now again it just surprises me nobody was injured and there is still a mess coming in from panola richmond let's go to steve. >>> already, thank -- all right thank you sal. weekend looks good, mostly sunny mild maybe even warmer by sunday and we have a weak system coming in and this looks like a one and a half and done, bu
workers. it's a violation of federal law. they want to see it stop. they want to see the respect increase and see this company follow the law like others and behave like a good community citizen. >> reporter: you say hundreds of workers are walking off the job for waste management today. how will service be effected? >> hopefully the service impact will be minimal. folks really do care about the customers. they are involved in recycling operations. these are good green jobs. they want to see the disruption minimized. so hopefully this can be resolved without much disruption. >> reporter: thank you very much. again, there are dozens of workers out here at the davis street facility for waste management. they are protesting they are walking off the job today and two other locations. we do have a call into waste management and we'll try to get the response as soon as possible. reporting live lorraine blanco. >> all right. we'll stay on that story. >>> 5:07 is the time. sal covering traffic issues as well. >> that is right. we have a new crash by the way at vallejo analogon that in san francis
blanco is at a waste management facility in oakland right now. the workers are saying labor laws have been violated. >> reporter: dave, that is right. you can see out here they have quite a turnout at the 98th avenue location in oakland. they literally woke up in the middle of the night to picket at 3:00 a.m. this morning. hundreds of union workers from the international long shore say they want better wages and safer work conditions. waste management tells us they have been a the bargaining table for months and they did not expect this protest. >> it was a surprise to us. we have been at the negotiating table with them for the past few months. so you know, we are now just assessing who is showing up for work and who is not and developing our protocol plans. >> workers have given up a days pay to make an important point this company is not above the law and the illegal behavior that has been taking place here. the threats, the intimidation. >> reporter: waste management employees are protesting at three locations today. this is a look at the san leandro facility on davis street. union
. the workers are saying labor laws have been violated. >> reporter: dave, that is right. you can see out here they have quite a turnout at the 98th avenue location in oakland. they literally woke up in the middle of the night to picket at 3:00 a.m. this morning. hundreds of union workers from the international long shore say they want better wages and safer work conditions. waste management tells us they have been a the bargaining table for months and they did not expect this protest. >> it was a surprise to us. we have been at the negotiating table with them for the past few months. so you know, we are now just assessing who is showing up for work and who is not and developing our protocol plans. >> workers have given up a days pay to make an important point this company is not above the law and the illegal behavior that has been taking place here. the threats, the intimidation. >> reporter: waste management employees are protesting at three locations today. this is a look at the san leandro facility on davis street. union workers are also protesting
, you know, which i am not. >> criminal law expert tells me that even though oakland police unveiled the wrong man at this press conference last year, they may still have a legal leg to stand on. that is because california liable laws grant some lee way for statements made by public officials, like police, in the course of doing their jobs. reporting live in oakland, patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a san francisco woman is under arrest after allegedly attacking a little girl at a playground in golden gate park. police say 24-year-old sabrina bell kicked the toddler in the chest at caret playground about 4:30 afternoon. bell allegedly threatened to kill other children before being caught. the toddler, who is not quite two years old was not seriously hurt. police say the victim and her family were here for a wedding. the child was supposed to be a flower girl. >>> police are looking into allegations that a preschoolteacher in pleasantton used masking tape to restrain a two-year-old who didn't want to take a nap. the alleged incident happened at center point christian school in plea
and get more into following the laws of reporting child abuse. >> reporter: he added that pope francis i asked for the blessing of the church as one of his first acts, showing he wants to listen and receive blessing. >> reporter: cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we posted pope francis i address to the crowd at st. peters basilica on our website, it is www.ktvu.com. >>> democrats introduced their proposal for a budget. they went over the budget during a meeting. it calls for increases in spending and taxes. the democrat's budget would increase tax revenues over a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. >> the american went to the polls in support of. >> republicans introduced a proposal based on spending cuts. >>> president obama nominated a new embassador to libya today, deborah jones. if approved she will fill a post left vacant by u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was killed in an attack in benghazi september 11 last year. >>> police scheduled a gun buy back program, cash for fire arms events have been popular. this is video from an earlier event. the program is planned for saturday
there are plenty antivandalism laws on the books but not enough enforcement and only two city crews designated for cleanup. >>> the city of concord says the high cost has it considering the move to imbed electronic devices on street lamps. vallejo began using it two years ago. the arrests of suspected copper thieves spike. >> we get a message that the wire is being removed, and it's literally moving, and we get notification. pd gets notification, and they go after it. >> concord says it has spent more than a million dollars repairing and replacing copper wiring since $2,007. kocher wiring is worth about a pound at salvage yards. >>> oakland police met the press today to go over a mrn for a new community policing strategy. police want to divide the city to five districts, each led by a captain required to meet regularly with the neighborhood advisory board. the police department accepts applications and then will pick who sits on the advisory board. there's no word when this new sum is expected to be in place. >>> march madness is under construction here at hp pavilion. great fun for the funs b
future sister-in-law drove up looking for him. when we told her what he was arrested for, she drove off and didn't want to give a comment. in the next hour, san jose police will be holding a news conference to reveal more information about this case. my colleague, robert honda, will be covering this story and will have more at 5:00 and 6:00. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> the east side union school district is re-evaluating its policies and procedures after a registered sex offender was allowed to ride on a school bus during a field trip. >> i'm not okay with sex offenders being on the bus. i'll not okay with staff members not following policy in terms of making sure that our volunteers are fingerprinted, making sure that they have preapproval to be on the trip, and in this case, there's a breach in that policy. >> this happened in february, when students from andrew hill -- andrew hill high school were on a field trip. the san jose police interviewed students and said to no inappropriate conduct took place. >>> security i
already have late calls past 2:00 a.m. if approved, the new law could go into effect january 1st. >>> let's see what's happening on the roads right now. sal, you are watching 880 and everything else. >> that's right. we're looking at the slow traffic beginning to build. we're watching 880. let's take a look at some of these pictures. 680 between walnut creek and the -- between concord and walnut creek is still pretty slow this morning as you drive through. westbound 24 slow leaving walnut creek and highway 4 has been steady and slow in antito be and bay point. as we move down to livermore we've had some slow traffic from grantline road to 680. it continues to be a pretty big delay, although it's improving a little bit. out to the live picture the now, i want to show you that -- pictures now, i want to show you that 880 northbound, you can see traffic slow approaching downtown oakland. this morning's commute will be backed up to the toll plaza for a 25-minute wait before you make it on the bridge let's go to mark. >>> we continue to watch the fog regroup. over the bay, just beautiful. look
of sending out early pink slips to teachers. under the law they have to issue notices by march 15 but this bill pushes the date back so they have a better idea of their budget and don't send out more notices than necessary. >> they be to give -- they have to give it out before they know what the state will give them. >> however the california teachers association is opposed to this bill say it doesn't give teachers enough time to find new jobs. >>> time to start planning for the weekend, the temperature changes i am tracking and st. patrick's day. >> last seen alive in san jose, what police say witnesses may have seen that could solve this case. >> they lost their only child in the connecticut shooting, their plea for a solution to predict and prevent another tragedy. hgn >>> the sheriff's department uncovered new details in a homicide. the body of eric garcia was found in the mountains. investigators say he is a member of a motorcycle club. they now know he was last seen on september 19 at the park lane lounge in san jose with members of the rival club. >>> three months go 20 chi
leandro for residents who have run a foul of the law keeping bees and chickens in their yards. deborah villalon with more on how the city is trying to catch up with its neighbors. >> reporter: julie this is a forbidden chicken coop. most bay area cities have rules, san leandro a ban. so backyard poultry and bee keeping are illegal. >> i've been breaking the law for two weeks, i'm an illegal chicken keeper and beekeeper. >> reporter: san leandro residents spoke tonight in favor of urban agriculture. >> why do we need to keep any ordnance. >> reporter: some argued for lifting the ban but the city is drafting a permit process. >> we need to set guidelines especially it's really intended for those who can't meet the minimum qualification. >> reporter: qualifications such as how many chickens in how big a yard and requirements for their coop and their care so their neighbors aren't disturbed. >> chickens should be legal. they're legal everywhere else in alameda county. >> reporter: this 4h family has four hens. noisiest at feeding time. they'll need a permit for four birds. >> you get a lit
-tech gun laws to mental health research. >>> now trending to testy change on capitol hill to ban is certain assault weapons. >> it came after california senator diane feinstein who clashed with cruz of texas. >> this does not prohibit you use the word prohibit. it exempts two two 712271 weapons. they need a baz okaya? do they need other high powered weapons that military people use to kill in close combat? i don't think so. >> i respect your view. >>> the bill is likely to defeat in the sulsenate. you can watch more -- full senate. can you watch more on ktvu.com. >>> san francisco police helps the attempted robbery will help find those mrnl. it happened on the 33 line at 18th and church in the castro last month. the victim held on to that phone as she was being dragged out of the bus. anyone with investigation is asked to call police. >>> city college of san francisco, detail the city's problems and the cut backs that may be needed to save it. >> students from city college of san francisco marched to city hall where are hundreds of supporters joined them in a rally. >> while tomorrow is the
of the law keeping bees and chickens in their yards. deborah villalon with more on how the city is trying to catch up with its neighbors. >> reporter: julie this is a forbidden chicken coop. most bay area cities have rules, san leandro a ban. so backyard poultry and bee keeping are illegal. >> i've been breaking the law for two weeks, i'm an illegal chicken keeper and beekeeper. >> reporter: san leandro residents spoke tonight in favor of urban agriculture. >> why do we need to keep any ordnance. >> reporter: some argued for lifting the ban but the city is drafting a permit process. >> we need to set guidelines especially it's really intended for those who can't meet the minimum qualification. >> reporter: qualifications such as how many chickens in how big a yard and requirements for their coop and their care so their neighbors aren't disturbed. >> chickens should be legal. they're legal everywhere else in alameda county. >> reporter: this 4h family has four hens. noisiest at feeding time. they'll need a permit for four birds. >> you get a little bit of that farm living in the city. you
herself as his future sister-in-law drove up looking for him. when we told her what he was arrested for, she drove off and didn't want to give a comment. in the next hour, san jose police will be holding a news conference to reveal more information about this case. my colleague, robert honda, will be covering this story and will have more at 5:00 and 6:00. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> the east side union school district is re-evaluating its policies and procedures after a registered sex offender was allowed to ride on a school bus during a field trip. >> i'm not okay with sex offenders being on the bus. i'll not okay with staff members not following policy in terms of making sure that our volunteers are fingerprinted, making sure that they have preapproval to be on the trip, and in this case, there's a breach in that policy. >> this happened in february, when students from andrew hill -- andrew hill high school were on a field trip. the san jose police interviewed students and said
chicago and new york city already have late calls past 2:00 a.m. if approved, the new law could go into effect january 1st. >>> let's see what's happening on the roads right now. sal, you are watching 880 and everything else. >> that's right. we're looking at the slow traffic beginning to build. we're watching 880. let's take a look at some of these pictures. 680 between walnut creek and the -- between concord and walnut creek is still pretty slow this morning as you drive through. westbound 24 slow leaving walnut creek and highway 4 has been steady and slow in antito be and bay point. as we move down to livermore we've had some slow traffic from grantline road to 680. it continues to be a pretty big delay, although it's improving a little bit. out to the live picture the now, i want to show you that -- pictures now, i want to show you that 880 northbound, you can see traffic slow approaching downtown oakland. this morning's commute will be backed up to the toll plaza for a 25-minute wait before you make it on the bridge let's go to mark. >>> we
law. jamie dupree joinses us via skype from -- joins us via skype from washington, d.c. the senate is due to release the budget today and i'm guessing it's different from ryan's. >> reporter: yes, you are right. the gop envisions a balanced budget in ten years. democrats are not talking about that. there are no new taxes raised in the republican plan. one thing that's interesting is this -- the gop would do away with the obama health reforms and repeal the law. they would save about 35% of the budget savings in that budget plan but not mentioned at all are any of the tax increases that were put in the obama health law in order to fund a lot of those programs. that wasn't even mentioned in the gop plan. that's why i hesitate to call this that, even though everybody labels it a budget. a lot of the banks are not filled in. we expect the same thing from democrats when their plan is released in the senate later today. if you are waiting for a budget out of the white house, that won't come until april 8th, two months after that submission. >> will the white house plan be markedly differ
includes spending cuts, lower taxes and eliminating president obama's healthcare law. jamie dupree joinses us via skype from -- joins us via skype from washington, d.c. the senate is due to release the budget today and i'm guessing it's different from ryan's. >> reporter: yes, you are right. the gop envisions a balanced budget in ten years. democrats are not talking about that. there are no new taxes raised in the republican plan. one thing that's interesting is this -- the gop would do away with the obama health reforms and repeal the law. they would save about 35% of the budget savings in that budget plan but not mentioned at all are any of the tax increases that were put in the obama health law in order to fund a lot of those programs. that wasn't even mentioned in the gop plan. that's why i hesitate to call this that, even though everybody labels it a budget. a lot of the banks are not filled in. we expect the same thing from democrats when their plan is released in the senate later today. if you are waiting for a budget out of the white hou
is at a waste management facility in oakland where hundreds of workers say the company is violating federal laws. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. they say they are frustrated with wages and work conditions. you can see hundreds are still out here right now. they've been on strike since 3:00 a.m. this morning. we are at the 98th avenue location where hundreds of union workers from the international long shore union are lining the workers. the recycling workers, landfall and clerical workers are striking. waste management says they've been at the bargaining table for a month. they are surprised by this action. >> they have a right to do what they want to do. we have to serve our customers. our point today is to make sure the customers get served. >> this job is dangerous. you have to be careful not to get hurt. they are just fed up. we'll continue to do this until they finally respect us. >> reporter: waste management employees are protesting at several locations this morning. this is a look at the san leandro facility on dave vase street. union workers are protesting at the alt
facility in oakland where hundreds of workers say the company is violating federal laws. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. they say they are frustrated with wages and work conditions. you can see hundreds are still out here right now. they've been on strike since 3:00 a.m. this morning. we are at the 98th avenue location where hundreds of union workers from the international long shore union are lining the workers. the recycling workers, landfall and clerical workers are striking. waste management says they've been at the bargaining table for a month. they are surprised by this action. >> they have a right to do what they want to do. we have to serve our customers. our point today is to make sure the customers get served. >> this job is dangerous. you have to be careful not to get hurt. they are just fed up. we'll continue to do this until they finally respect us. >> reporter: waste management employees are protesting at several locations this morning. this is a look at the san leandro facility on dave vase street. union workers
up. . >>> good morning. with saint patrick's day law enforcement are looking for drunk drivers. a camera caught the aftermath of a dui accident. our crew was on a scheduled rid along when they saw this. officers say the man driving a classic buick was passing people on double yellow lines and drove into another car and a fence and admitted he had opinion drinking. >> i'm feeling disappointed in myself. i have been fixing up this car and i wrecked it. >> the man's passenger and the other driver had minor injuries. police expect more crashes before the day ends tomorrow night. last march 17th highway patrol made more than 300dui arrests and at least three people died in alcohol related crashes. >>> now the cost of driving under the influence is on the rise. the mobile club of southern california said the minimum cost for a first time dui offender is just under $16,000. that's up almost 30% over the last two years. if you are under 21 you will pay at least $22,000. 600 are arrested for dui every day. >>> several checkpoints will be set up throughout the bay area. more than 700 p
'm tom duhain, back to you. >>> bay area law enforcement is warning drivers not to test their luck or sobriety on the roads this st. patrick's day weekend as they crackdown on drunk drivers. our crews were with officers yesterday when the chp began its stepped up enforcement and caught this dui crash in hayward. several checkpoints are set up tonight across the bay area. last st. patrick's day, the chp made more than 300 dui arrests statewide. >> a newly licensed teen driver is now facing dui charges after an early morning crash in marin county. 18-year-old ramirez was driving five other people many her car had she crashed on southbound 101 near the waldo tunnel. three passengers in that vehicle got out, took off on foot. one of them was caught. one passenger was taken to the hospital with major injuries and ramirez suffered a broken arm. chp says she got her driver's license just eight days ago. >>> happening now, crews are preparing to shut down all northbound lanes along 880 as they get ready do some large construction work on the bart oakland airport connector. roadway is to b
hum today. >>> he finds himself on the other end of the law. why a chp decided to pull him over and have a little chat. >> you are watching "mornings on 2". [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. . >>> rise and shine. and over to the bay. we are closer to the equinox >>> the new pope delivers his first address at the vatican. pope francis this morning waved to a crowd of more than 100,000 people who packed into the st. peter's square. they were there and he broke from tradition and delivered an off the cuff remark about god's power to forgive. >> ma
after they said she should be in court and said she does not understand california's laws. >>> they are making government records more accessible and they are aimed at helping people find building permits and even abandoned homes. >> there is this perception that the underclass in oakland is not using the internet when in fact they do. >> it is part of a international mall project code to make it more accessible. it will give fans a searches for empty seats and engulfs them -- and gives them options to upgrade their seats and this app has not been set yet. >> sal knows all about the morning commute, 208 and everything else -- 280 and everything else. >> i am the real person doing this for you and traffic is doing well on most commutes and we are getting busy as many commutes begin to
there are plenty of anti vandalism laws on the books but a lack of enforcement and just two city crews to do all the clean up. >>> state officials voted to issue $8.6 billion in bonds for the high speed rail project it is to link northern and southern california with trains. they want to sell $2.5 billion of the bonds construction is set to begin on the first segment in central valley this summer. opponents of the high speed rail project filed a new lawsuit in an effort to stop construction. it argue it is agent is misleading voterthe project is misguided and unfeasible. they claim the project approved in 2008 is drastically different than the one currently in the works. >>> two men indited for a scheme to funnel $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the former ceo of california public employees retirement system and former board member, of fabricating documents that tricked people into paying $20 million in fees to the firm apollo they are facing fraud, obstruction of justice and other charges the sec also sued them last year. >>> los angeles jury heard opening statements. he started usi
on the agreement to overhaul the immigration laws. hall would like to incorporate some of his ideas. a new study ends up in the hands of smugglers. now according to the trans border institute, all u.s. gun sales are taking firearms to mexico. an average of 200 firearms ended up in the u.s. and they will be available next weekend. >>> they have a buy back and saturday's event starts at the airport in east hand hose. -- san jose. they will get $200 for each assault weapon. >>> they are still facing a real possibility to shut down in june. they are moving ahead in search of a new chancellor. they need to begin searching for candidates and the board is termed unfinished business as it fights to stay alive. they did not fix leadership and financial planning. well the mta is meeting about a taxi app. they may soon provide realtime information about wear their cabs are and when they will be available. they can take that information to connect people with the nearest available cab. right now it is challenging on special events and nights. if they approve this idea, the app could be available by the sum
dead on the scene. we're told she is 31 years old out of pet law ma. three male passengers we believe to be in their 30s received major injuries. they were taken to santa rosa memorial two of them and the other one to marin general. firefighters and chp say this is the third fatal crash. and the crash is still under investigation. it's unknown whether the woman perhaps fell asleep at the wheel or if alcohol was a factor. but back here live just minutes ago a tow truck removed the vehicle and now the northbound lane of 101 is open. you can see traffic is flowing very nicely in both directions. we're live in moe have toe tara moriarty. >>> happening right now it is 2:00 in the afternoon at vatican city. crowds of people have been gathering at st. peters square waiting for that big decision. we're taking you there live this morning so you can see how it looks. it's a bit drizzly and cold there in the vatican. but again people still waiting outside. around 3:40 this morning black smoke came out of the copper chimney. none of the 115 cardinals received the two-thirds majority 77 votes to b
already have last calls past 2 a.m. if approved, the new law could go into effect january 1, but that could slide into the morning commute for a lot of people. >> yes, it could. >>> 5:56. speaking of the morning commute, sal. >> pam and dave, in new york city people don't even go out till 11:00. >> you're right. >> they stay up much later than here. speaking of the morning commute right now, we're doing pretty well. we don't have a lot going on. we hope it stays nice and quiet but sometimes they don't listen to us. this is a
controversial law in arizona. right, jamie? >> reporter: right, in fact, i just walked past the supreme court coming in. there was a pretty healthy crowd in line waiting to see the case, which started a few minutes ago. basically, this law was approved in arizona in 2004. it says that if you are going to register to court, you have to -- vote, you have to show documents to prove you are a u.s. citizen. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a l
of anti vandalism laws on the books but a lack of enforcement and just two city crews to do all the clean up. >>> state officials voted to issue $8.6 billion in bonds for the high speed rail project it is to link northern and southern california with trains. they want to sell $2.5 billion of the bonds construction is set to begin on the first segment in central valley this summer. opponents of the high speed rail project filed a new lawsuit in an effort to stop construction. it argue it is agent is misleading voterthe project is misguided and unfeasible. they claim the project approved in 2008 is drastically different than the one currently in the works. >>> two men indited for a scheme to funnel $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the former ceo of california public employees retirement system and former board member, of fabricating documents that tricked people into paying $20 million in fees to the firm apollo they are facing fraud, obstruction of justice and other charges the sec also sued them last year. >>> los angeles jury heard opening statements. he started using the nam
as a bipartisan group of senators gets closer now toen a agreement on overhauling the nation's immigration laws. senator paul says he expects to support that bill but he wants to insert some of his ideas. >>> the dominican republic will take on puerto rico in the world baseball classic championship tonight at at&t park. ♪ >> fans parked the park yesterday and watched the dominican team defeat the netherlands, 4-1. fans said baseball is part of their national identity. puerto rico defeated team sauce to make it to the finals. game time for san francisco is 5:00. >>> march madness begins this week. it's coming soon to san jose. the ncaa regulation basketball court is one of the final steps needed to get hp pavilion ready for the regional in san jose and local business owners are also gearing up for busy days. >> it will be much bigger than any sort of event. typically will be -- typically it will be bigger than a sharks game. cal is set to play unvl on thursday. and then the st. mary's gaels will play middle tenny state. >>> twitter is offering a fitting way to stay in touch with the basketball
law in arizona. right, jamie? >> reporter: right, in fact, i just walked past the supreme court coming in. there was a pretty healthy crowd in line waiting to see the case, which started a few minutes ago. basically, this law was approved in arizona in 2004. it says that if you are going to register to court, you have to -- vote, you have to show documents to prove you are a u.s. citizen. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem?
the woman was pronounced dead on the scene. we're told she is 31 years old out of pet law ma. three male passengers we believe to be in their 30s received major injuries. they were taken to santa rosa memorial two of them and the other one to marin general. firefighters and chp say this is the third fatal crash. and the crash is still under investigation. it's unknown whether the woman perhaps fell asleep at the wheel or if alcohol was a factor. but back here live just minutes ago a tow truck removed the vehicle and now the northbound lane of 101 is open. you can see traffic is flowing very nicely in both directions. we're live in moe have toe tara moriarty. >>> happening right now it is 2:00 in the afternoon at vatican city. crowds of people have been gathering at st. peters square waiting for that big decision. we're taking you there live this morning so you can see how it looks. it's a bit drizzly and cold there in the vatican. but again people still waiting outside. around 3:40 this morning black smoke came out of the copper chimney. none of the
group of senators gets closer now toen a agreement on overhauling the nation's immigration laws. senator paul says he expects to support that bill but he wants to insert some of his ideas. >>> the dominican republic will take on puerto rico in the world baseball classic championship tonight at at&t park. ♪ >> fans parked the park yesterday and watched the dominican team defeat the netherlands, 4-1. fans said baseball is part of their national identity. puerto rico defeated team sauce to make it to the finals. game time for san francisco is 5:00. >>> march madness begins this week. it's coming soon to san jose. the ncaa regulation basketball court is one of the final steps needed to get hp pavilion ready for the regional in san jose and local business owners are also gearing up for busy days. >> it will be much bigger than any sort of event. typically will be -- typically it will be bigger than a sharks game. cal is set to play unvl on thursday. and then the st. mary's gaels will play middle tenny state. >>> twitter is offering a fitting w
of the law. why a chp decided to pull him over and have a little chat. >> you are watching "mornings on 2". [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. ok. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. 0!ockÑ?çóxo?Ñ=çñÑñçvxqx?ñññ?óio0#0
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